Events for Monday, April 6, 2020
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Warfighting, warfighters and the future fleet. What does it take to command our maritime forces? Our panel of sea service chiefs will discuss the myriad opportunities and challenges our commanders face while operating on land, sea and air.
How do we best ensure readiness in the Arctic domain to meet the challenges of the future? This includes battling harsh, dynamic operational conditions as well as countering volatile influences at the strategic level. The approach will require whole-of-government and like-minded, transparent partners to address Arctic security risks and readiness in both the current and future Arctic environments.
We see a greater dependence on cloud infrastructure, but naval forces will operate in environments where the connectivity to the cloud will be disrupted, disconnected, intermittent or low bandwidth (D-DIL). Although the services have ventured into partnerships with commercial industry to address their challenges, there still remains government responsibility to be technically proficient in this emerging and very dynamic environment. The panel will discuss the challenges the community will face in D-DIL, not just from an operator’s perspective, but also from the technical perspective.
Historically, the Department of the Navy has assumed risk in shore infrastructure investments to increase readiness, future force structure and other priorities. Given the imperative of contested domains in future operations outlined in the 2018 “National Defense Strategy,” today’s enterprise of installations and ranges serving as platforms for a new generation of weapon systems need to be configured and resilient to enable current and future missions. The panel will address initiatives and challenges to sustain U.S. shore capabilities, while enhancing installation resilience to meet mission assurance requirements for the warfighter.
Hear from a panel of international naval leadership on the current state of foreign navies and their partnerships for cooperative naval alliances with the United States.
As the Jones Act enters its second century, much is still misunderstood about the law and its impact on the U.S. economy and national security. This forum will provide a fact-based discussion on the practical effects of the reservation of coastwise cargoes for American vessels and will provide insight into the practices of U.S. global competitors in supporting their maritime industries and preventing foreign domination of their coastwise and inland trades.